Skyfall has become the first James Bond movie to gross over $1bn worldwide and its success has led to many suggesting that it should be up for Oscar glory. Now, former James Bond actor Timothy Dalton has also stated that Skyfall should get the recognition that it deserves and even took a little of the credit himself.
Dalton explained, “It is absolutely time for Bond to get proper attention at the Oscars. On almost every level this Bond movie [Skyfall] is right at the forefront of what cinema is capable of. (Skyfall) is an absolutely modern James Bond, a movie truly of its time. Daniel Craig is fantastic and it feels very real It has also got a great story about M with a nice streak of cynicism. I thought the film was fabulous.”
He added, “A lot of people have said Licence To Kill was a forerunner of Bond today and in a sense that is what [producer] Cubby [Broccoli] and I were trying to do. The Bond movies were becoming pastiches of themselves but they were still successful and people were not ready to embrace a new formula. There was a lot of innate resistance to change.”
Many claim that Skyfall is the best James Bond movie to date and that Daniel Craig is the best James Bond actor so far. What do you think?